Presentation on theme: "November 2008Created by Dylan Selway Mary Rose The hull of the Mary Rose, which is currently undergoing an active conservation process to preserve her."— Presentation transcript:
November 2008Created by Dylan Selway Mary Rose The hull of the Mary Rose, which is currently undergoing an active conservation process to preserve her for all time. Thousands of personal, domestic and military objects were recovered, many of which are on display in the Mary Rose Museum, a truly unique and fascinating insight into Tudor times.
November 2008Created by Dylan Selway Mary Rose King Henry the v11 watched his own ship (the Mary rose) sink into the Solent.
November 2008Created by Dylan Selway Mary Rose Compared to Spain and the Empire on one hand, and France on the other, England had neither the manpower nor the revenue to engage in large scale warfare on the continent. Fortunately for England, the main area of rivalry between the Hapsburgs and the Valois was Italy, with Northern Europe generally relegated to a side-show. Despite this and despite the relatively small size of the Tudor military forces, an alliance with England was of use to both France and the Empire.
November 2008Created by Dylan Selway HMS Victory At the time of her launching in 1765, cost £63,176. Her Majesty’s Ship Victory is the only surviving naval warship that represents the skill of naval dockyard shipwrights, ship designers and the industrial ability of Britain during the mid 18th century. For comparison, this would be equivalent to the cost of building an aircraft carrier today.
November 2008Created by Dylan Selway HMS Victory Standing proud in her home of No. 2 dry dock, HMS Victory is one of the most famous warships ever built. Built between 1759-1765, Victory was a first-rate, ship- of-the-line. HMS Victory is the Royal Navy's most famous warship
November 2008Created by Dylan Selway HMS Victory In 1805, Vice Admiral Lord Nelson on board his flagship, HMS Victory, led 27 British ships into battle off Cape Trafalgar against a much larger combined French and Spanish fleet. This statue of Admiral Lord Nelson stands in the Centre of Trafalgar square in London.
November 2008Created by Dylan Selway HMS Victory She is the world's oldest commissioned ship and a proud memorial to Vice Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson, Britain's greatest Naval hero. Victory's current figurehead is a faithful replica of that which was fitted during the ship's 'large repair' undertaken between 1801 and 1803 carved in 1801 by George Williams at a cost of £50.
November 2008Created by Dylan Selway Warrior Nobody wanted the old battleship when she went up for sale in 1924. Five years on, she inherited the name Oil Fuel Hulk C77 when starting life as a ship keeper's home and floating oil jetty at Pembroke Dock in Wales. Warrior began active service most inauspiciously. She froze to the slipway when she was launched on December 29th 1860 during the coldest winter for 50 years. Frozen snow covered the dockyard and Thames braziers blazed down the ship's sides but when Sir John Pakington, First Lord of the Admiralty, came to do the honours, she refused to budge.
November 2008Created by Dylan Selway Warrior Her masts and guns were stripped when she was used as a depot ship for two years. Her name became Vernon III in 1904, when she joined Portsmouth- based HMS Vernon, the Navy's torpedo training school. Her role was supplying steam and electricity to neighboring hulks. A year later, another armored cruiser called Warrior was launched. Extra tugs and hydraulic rams pulled her while hundreds of men ran from side to side on her upper deck, trying to rock her free. After 20 minutes, she finally gave way. Sir John smashed a bottle of wine over her bow with the words "God speed the Warrior"
November 2008Created by Dylan Selway Warrior The only surviving member of Queen Victoria's Black Battle Fleet, Warrior was used for 50 years as an oil jetty at Milford Haven before being restored to her former glory. When HMS Warrior 1860 made her triumphant return to Portsmouth in 1987, she was fully restored to her Victorian glory and changed the panorama of the City, sitting proudly in the Harbor.